The World Wide Web or the Internet, as it is otherwise known has made our lives easier. This marvel of technology has come to reduce human effort by a lot. It has reduced the limitations of time and space. Shopping is a lot easier; thanks to the facility that internet has come to offer. E-commerce is the term to denote the transactions that happens online. The companies offering the product have established websites. The catalogues give you the details of the product so that you can make your choice at your heart’s content.
Several thousands of transactions happen online on an average day. Computers are one among the millions of products that are sold online. However, there are several points that are to be kept in mind while you choose to purchase computer systems online. Listed out here are some precautions, that if followed will reduce the risk of getting cheated. The first and foremost aspect is that you should shop only from trusted and authentic websites.
You can find out if the website is authentic or secure by seeing a ‘s’ displayed next to the protocol code, that is the ‘http’ in the website address. Thus the website address would read as ‘https://’. This detail will be visible only in the webpage relating to the placement of the order quotes. A closed padlock placed at the bottom of the screen is another indicator of authentication. The next symbol indicating trustworthiness is an unbroken key.
It is always best to shop from the known websites. If you chance upon an unfamiliar shopping website, do a thorough research before taking the next step. In case you decide to purchase a product, check out with a low-priced one. You can find out if a firm is reliable or not by checking if the dealer has given their physical address as well as a phone number for customer queries or placement orders.
It is advisable to go through the policies of the website relating to privacy and security. Shopping online using credit cards is the best as there are legal provisions to protect you under the provision of the United State’s Fair Credit Billing Act. If you are requested to enter your Social Security number while placing the order, watch out. There is no requirement of the detail for any merchant and if it is asked, then there is a fair amount of chance that your identity is stolen.
While giving personal details, the best policy to adopt is to reveal only the bare minimum. If possible, leave those questions unattended that are not essential for the transaction process. The questions that sure must be answered will mostly be marked by an asterisk. In case you feel the website is probing too much, leave the webpage and look for a new dealer. The password you give when you log-in to a website should never be disclosed to anybody. A strong password would be of at least eight characters long. Remember not to use the easily inferable passwords like those relating to your date of birth, maiden name and so on and so forth.